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Graduate Student Appreciation Week

Celebrating our graduate students

Graduate Student Appreciation Week April 8–13, 2024

Graduate Student Appreciation Week is a nationally celebrated week dedicated to recognizing the contributions of graduate students to the campus community. Here at Rochester, we celebrate across all graduate schools annually by offering a mix of unique programming each year. Historically, these include social events and visits to Rochester attractions such as the Memorial Art Gallery, Strong National Museum of Play, the Rochester Public Market and other places. The week includes opportunities to win prizes, learn new things, share your research with peers, and even show off your pet or plant photos!

We hope the week provides you with an opportunity to learn something new, connect with your fellow graduate students, and feel our appreciation for your hard work and service to the University.


The events calendar for 2024 are currently being compiled. Check out some of the events below, and stay tuned as more events are posted!

Facebook badges

You can share your support of our graduate students by adding one of our frames to your Facebook profile. Just click on your Facebook profile image and hit “add frame”, then search for #GSAW to find our UR Graduate Student Appreciation Week frame collection.

Facebook frame that says, "Graduate Student Appreciation Week; University of Rochester"

2022 GSAW Welcome Video

2020 highlight

Graduate Student Appreciation Week 2020

The 2020 Graduate Student Appreciation Week took place from April 13-17. The keynote event was a virtual fireside chat with President Sarah Mangelsdorf, moderated by PhD candidate Katie Gregory.

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